The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is set to close its probe into the hacking and defacing of its official website in December 2010 — allegedly by a group that identified itself as the Pakistan Cyber Army — since it made no headway.
The agency had lodged a regular case invoking provisions of the IT Act after its website’s homepage was hacked on December 4, 2010, after being targeted by the Pakistan Cyber Army.
The group is suspected to have been patronised by Pakistan’s security establishment, said a CBI source. After lodging the case, the agency had sent a formal request — Letters Rogatory (LR) — to Pakistan, US and Latvia to seek details on servers and creators of internet protocol addresses.
“The authorities in US and Latvia did send their reply but no definite lead could be procured from their details to zero in on the culprits,” the CBI source said.
The alleged Pakistani group had left a message on the website, saying its act was in retaliation to the alleged hacking of several Pakistani government websites by a group calling itself the ‘Indian Cyber Army’.